Group Decision Support
dynamics of any meeting or training session may differ, but one thing remains
true: it's difficult to get full participation and full productivity from all
participants. When decisions must
be made, prioritization and reaching consensus can be time consuming and
help your organization make the most of valuable time and personnel, Total
Consulting uses an electronic group decision-support tool. The system utilizes
group polling software, audience response keypads, and process facilitation to
provide immediate and anonymous feedback involving all members of the audience.
This process gives participants the ability to see their level of consensus,
quickly prioritize issues, and anonymously generate feedback about proposed
Use of this tool rapidly brings participants to an agreed upon decision.
Their agreement brings with it individual and group commitment to moving ahead
in a common direction.
The ideal group size ranges from 12 to 25 people, but can be used effectively by
a group of 60 plus. By pressing a number key on the voting keypad, the
participant can cast an anonymous vote for his or her highest priority. The vote
is instantly counted and displayed, in chart, graph, or table format.
The actual design of session depends on the objective of the group, but there
are some common characteristics. In most cases, issues, ideas, or opinions are
elicited from the group on a particular topic or problem. The participants may
engage in group or individual exercises to clarify their results. When the
participants have developed a common understanding of the results we are able to
move to the electronic process. The participants anonymously and individually
vote on the central factors or issues involved in the session. Interactive Group
Decision Making is a flexible and enjoyable process; it feels like being in the
audience on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Participants and Leaders
are rewarded for their efforts with instant results.
of Interactive Group Decision Making